The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld an attempted voluntary manslaughter conviction against Aaron Brown… the man convicted in December 2015 by a Cowley County jury, in connection with the shooting of Robert Lolar , who was shot eight times at a party on April 18, 2015. Lolar survived. Brown meanwhile, was sentenced to 120 months in prison. He appealed though, and in November 2017, a panel of three judges from the Kansas Court of Appeals reversed the attempted voluntary manslaughter conviction, vacated the sentence and remanded the case back to the district court. The judges however, did uphold sentences on lesser crimes. The Court of Appeals said it reversed the conviction because the verdict form included the offense of attempted “involuntary” manslaughter, even though the jury instructions referred to the charge of attempted “voluntary” manslaughter… in other words, because of two little letters. The district court addressed the issue during sentencing… saying the verdict as stated on the form accounted to a correctable mistake. Now, the Supreme Court has ruled that the jury had intended to convict Brown of attempted voluntary manslaughter beyond a reasonable doubt. Brown remains behind bars in the Norton Correctional Facility. The earliest he may ever be released is February 28, 2026.